|Peace Ambassadors at the Joe Femi-Dagunro ‘Walk for peaceful Election’ at Ogudu, Lagos take-off point.|
organisation, Joe Femi-Dagunro Initiative, on Saturday urged Nigerians to shun
all forms of violence in the forthcoming general elections.
comprising of mostly youths, advocated peaceful elections as they walked from
Ogudu roundabout in Lagos, to Ojota bus-stop and back to Ogudu.
|Pastor Mike Adebamowo(Left) and Pastor Femi-Dagunro giving a word of advise to participants of the ‘ walk for peaceful election initiative at Ogudu, Lagos, today.|
|Some of the participants for the walk, listening to words of advice before the take-off.|
initiator, Pastor Joe Femi-Dagunro, said a message of peace was necessary and
important to give Nigerians confidence and hope for the elections.
very important for us because we have to spread the good news, and the good
news is, no violence, the good news is peace.
saying is peace, not just for this election but peace beyond this election.
Peace beyond 2015 in Nigeria.
message we are preaching and we have to continue to exhibit that.
preach it to the people because we believe in peace and this is non-political.
that everybody, including the politicians and the military, want peace in life,
adding that “it is only on this note that we and our children will live
the gathering, another member of the group, Pastor Mike Adebamowo of the Grace
and Glory Chapel, said the message of peace was crucial and timely now.
would necessarily show that the general public want a peaceful and fair
election, because it is only a peaceful atmosphere that would ensure a stable
essential and timely move in the sense that we all know that the stage is set
partisan. We are sending a message to the politicians and the general populace
that all we want is peace.
election be free, fair and peaceful. And we know that it is in the atmosphere
of peace that there can be development.
any people to be used for selfish ambition. We don’t want violence; we are
saying no to violence.”
crowd of people for the ‘walk’ was evident that people had resolved to vote
peacefully and want the conduct of the
election to be peaceful.
initiative was also to show the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) that they had the people’s support and cooperation.